Cincinnati Round-Up: Week 5

There were several Blitz5 Top 25 matchups Friday night, including an exciting GCL South matchup at Nippert Stadium and a crucial Greater Miami Conference game.

In a much-anticipated GCL South match-up, the St. Xavier Bombers got off to a fast start en route to a 49-16 win over the Moeller Crusaders in front of 19,000-plus fans at Nippert Stadium.

Bombers quarterback Brogan McCaughey kicked off the scoring with an eight-yard passing score to Jay Farrar midway through the first quarter. St. Xavier ended the quarter leading 14-0 after a Grant Lyons interception led to running back Charles Kellom going off the left guard and into the end zone for the touchdown.

In the second quarter, McCaughey and Kellom connected on 56-yard toss that extended the Bomber lead to 21-0.

Moeller finally responded and got on the scoreboard when Van George found Jordan Marshall from three yards out.

However, the Bombers responded with a touchdown of their own when McCaughey tossed a 50-yard score to Terrell McFarlin. A Crusader field goal sent the teams into the halftime locker room with a score of 28-10.

The McCaughey-McFarlin got the scoring started in the second half when they connected on a 34-yard score. Mason Rohmiller’s typical successful extra point advanced the Bomber lead to 25 points.

Tennel Bryant gave the Crusaders some second half points, scoring on a long 69-yard dash to the end zone, closing the Bombers scoring gap.

But the St. Xavier offense proved to be too much in the second half. Two more touchdowns gave the Bombers another running clock and the win.

Kellom finished the game with 210 rushing yards on 37 rushes and three touchdowns.

PHOTO GALLERY: St. Xavier at Moeller @ Nippert Stadium

The Lakota West Firebirds have scored at least 43 points in three of their five games this season after Friday night’s 49-13 win over Greater Miami Conference foe Hamilton Big Blue.

Firebirds running back Cameron Goode led off the game in the first quarter with a pair of scoring runs, one from four yards out and one from six yards out.

Hamilton responded on the ensuing kickoff when Elijah Givens returned the kick for 91 yards and the score.

A pair of rushing touchdowns from Aden Miller and Trent Lloyd gave Lakota West a resounding 28-7 halftime lead.

Both teams found scoring success on special teams. In addition to Hamilton’s kickoff return for a touchdown, Lakota West got in on the special teams action early in the second half when Jyaire Brown returned a Hamilton punt 55 yards and another six points. Alex Afari added an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for the Firebirds.

Quarterback Mitch Bolden threw for 141 yards and a touchdown for Lakota West, while Goode led the rushing attack with 111 yards on 15 rushes and two touchdowns.

The La Salle Lancers have continued to rebound well after the blowout loss two weeks ago to one of the top teams in the country, advancing to 4-1 after Friday night’s 28-24 comeback win over Kentucky’s DuPont Manual.

DuPont got the scoring started on a 14-yard run by Darien Wilson. However, the Lancers responded with a short one-yard score from Mason Mattingly.

Another DuPont touchdown and field goal gave the Crimsons a 17-7 lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Lancers got the comeback started early in the fourth quarter when Mattingly found the end zone from nine yards out to pull La Salle within a field goal.

Moments later, La Salle took the 21-17 lead when Mattingly found J.D. Wallace for a short touchdown pass.

After a DuPont touchdown to tie the game, Cam Cope found the end zone from seven yards out to shore up the victory for the Lancers.

Here are some other scores from other Cincinnati teams ranked inside our Blitz 5 Top 25:

Louisville St. Xavier 31, No. 5 Elder 21
No. 6 Princeton 28, No. 16 Fairfield 27
No. 7 Colerain 32, Oak Hills 9
No. 8 Kings 38, Walnut Hills 14
No. 9 Lakota East 33, No. 13 Mason 27
No. 10 Winton Woods 44, West Clermont 14
No. 15 Sycamore 20, Middletown 14
No. 17 Turpin 41, Little Miami 23
No. 20 Wyoming 24, Reading 14
No. 22 McNicholas 31, Roger Bacon 0
No. 19 Ross at No. 21 Badin (Saturday)

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